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Feb 13, 2020
This report compiles insight from in-depth interviews with small businesses across South Africa highlighting trends from access to finance and business infrastructure to use of cash and banking services, with the goal to inform the design of regulation, creation of tools and provision of financial services that will meet the needs of South Africa’s small businesses.
Feb 5, 2020
Ashesi University was established to develop entrepreneurial and ethical leaders with the skills to tackle Africa’s pressing challenges and the integrity to shun corruption. Since opening in 2002, Ashesi has taken on a leadership role to promote quality tertiary education and to encourage more centers of excellence in Africa.
Jan 29, 2020
Women make up half the world's population, and half of its economic potential. Yet they are far less likely than men to own a home. That's because women work in informal jobs, are unfamiliar with formal loan-application procedures, or are stifled by traditional cultural norms. This new study sheds light on the women's market for housing finance in Colombia, India and Kenya.
English | 68 pages | 2020 | IFC International Finance Corporation 2020
Jan 13, 2020
IFC, in partnership with SECO and Agbiz, conducted a study on the opportunities, challenges and outlook of resource efficiency in South Africa’s agri-processing sector. The study identified the potential to save up to 30 million cubic meters of water per year, equivalent to 20 percent of the sector’s total water consumption, which will require an investment of $400 million. The study provides in-depth analysis on nine key sub-sectors and the policy framework on water use in agri-processing in South Africa.
English | 72 pages | 2020 IFC
Oct 17, 2019
Addressing the constraints for private sector development at national and sectoral levels is a critical element of the Government of South Africa’s plan to scale-up investment over the next five years, and thereby stimulate job creation and promote inclusive growth. The South Africa CPSD contributes to this effort by identifying policy actions and interventions in key sectors of the economy where short-to-medium term reforms could unlock investment and jobs.
English | 146 pages | 2019 IFC
Oct 8, 2019
This document provides information on the research methodology utilized for IFC-Daraju case study “Women Entrepreneurs Find Business Opportunities in Nigeria’s Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Sector” including data collection and analysis, survey questionnaire, and sampling.
English | 9 pages | 2019
Sep 30, 2019
This case study from Nigeria explores how stakeholders in the fast-moving consumer goods sector, such as financial institutions and service providers, can unlock the potential of women entrepreneurs. Evidence from Daraju Industries and other companies in emerging markets demonstrates that investing in female distributors can open new markets, boost sales and growth, and improve profitability.
English | 8 pages | 2019
Jul 31, 2019
The Burkina Faso Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) investigates whether opportunities exist for the private sector to contribute more substantially to Burkina Faso’s economic development. The CPSD concludes that significant opportunities for the private sector to contribute to Burkina Faso’s development do indeed exist but should be carefully harnessed in a synergetic fashion.
English - 88 pages | French - 94 pages | 2019 IFC
Jul 17, 2019
As Kenya looks forward to 2030, it aspires to industrialize into a middle-income country that provides equal opportunities for all. But to sustain the growth it needs to achieve these aspirations, Kenya must eliminate the main barriers to expanding its private sector. The Kenya Country Private Sector Diagnostic looks at the opportunities and constraints to attracting private investment in key enabling and priority sectors and provides specific recommendations to unlocking their potential.
English | 134 pages | 2019 IFC
Jun 26, 2019
The Rwanda Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) examines how private sector growth can support the country’s development goals. While Rwanda has advanced along its development path, there is an urgent need to create productive jobs to drive inclusive economic transformation.
English | 127 pages | 2019 IFC
May 20, 2019
This Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) examines and identifies opportunities for growth of the private sector in Ethiopia. It suggests a broadening strategy to exploit opportunities in a range of traditional and non-traditional sectors, such as tourism and ICT to meet the jobs challenge, while achieving macroeconomic stability.
English | 87 pages | 2019 IFC
May 11, 2019
A new IFC study—Private Sector & Refugees: Pathways to Scale—produced in partnership with The Bridgespan Group, takes an unprecedented look at over 170 initiatives in both Africa and the Middle East to understand the nature of, and derive lessons from, private sector engagement with refugees and host communities.
English | 80 pages | 2019 IFC
Mar 1, 2019
Review of Development Finnace Institutions' Activities in Cote d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia and Sudan
Feb 26, 2019
IFC a développé un guide pour améliorer l'accès au marché des PME du secteur de la transformation des noix de cajou en Côte d’Ivoire.
Feb 20, 2019
To nurture opportunities in fragile areas, and deliver maximum impact, strong partnerships must be the way forward.
Feb 8, 2019
The private sector can help break the cycle of conflict, fragility, and poverty that persists in many fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). This study draws on academic research and IFC’s experience with the private sector in FCS to derive lessons on how to engage with the private sector to foster growth, job creation, and stability.
English | 44 Pages | 2019 IFC
Jan 25, 2019
Evaluation de I'Impact des Reformes OHADA
Jan 25, 2019
Uniform Acts on Commercial Company Secured Transactions and Insolvency
Jan 18, 2019
Building small businesses that contribute to the economy and create jobs is one of South Africa’s biggest development opportunities. Small enterprises employ between 50 and 60 percent of South Africa’s work force and contribute around 34 percent of GDP. However, the small business sector has been relatively stagnant over the last decade, and only 14% of the country’s small businesses are formalized, capping their job creation and economic contribution potential. “The Unseen Sector” is a joint report between the World Bank and International Finance Corporation providing an in-depth assessment of the micro, small and medium enterprise landscape in South Africa and opportunities to support the sector’s growth. The report measures the small business sector size and illustrates key barriers small businesses face in terms of access to finance, access to skills and access to markets in South Africa.
English | 124 pages | 2019 IFC
Jan 17, 2019
Crops Receipts—A New Financing Instrument For Africa
English | 84 pages | 2019 | IFC/FAO
Dec 20, 2018
IFC is issuing this request for expressions of interest to identify an implenting partner for the KKCF in Turkana County, Kenya.
Dec 12, 2018
Goodlife Pharmacy offers safe, high-quality medicine to consumers in Kenya and Uganda, including lower-income 'emerging consumers'. Ultimately, Goodlife aims to become a health hub—a one-stop-shop to meet basic primary health care needs through pharmaceuticals and health care services. In the four years since it was founded in 2014, Goodlife has become East Africa’s largest pharmacy chain.
Nov 29, 2018
Spotlight on Ghana
English | 170 pages | 2019 IFC
Nov 27, 2018
This report, researched in partnership with CrossBoundary LLC, highlights the critical success factors when investing in fragile states, as well as existing innovations being developed by current investors. While the challenges of investing in FCS are well known, the most effective approaches and factors required for success are still being explored.
English | 68 pages | 2018 IFC
Sep 27, 2018
This handbook offers financial services providers an understanding of smallholder farmers and agricultural value chains, and practical guidance on how to develop and launch sustainable financial services for the agricultural sector. It surveys the current landscape in terms of existing DFS offerings in the agricultural sector, to share actual market experience and lessons learned from the pioneers in the market. Although financial inclusion has expanded dramatically in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past ten years due to the rapid evolution of mobile money and agent banking, access to formal financial services remains limited in rural areas and in the agricultural sector. Agriculture contributes to about 18 percent of GDP across Sub-Saharan Africa, but only an estimated 1 percent of bank lending in the region is allocated to the agricultural sector.
English | 236 pages | 2018 IFC